Value Stream Lead - Manufacturing

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.


The Subsystems Make Center Electro-Optical Seeker and Precision Assembly (EOSPA) factory includes product-focused factories that assemble and test products in support of the Raytheon Missiles & Defense portfolio of weapons to the war fighter. Emphasizing mission assurance by encouraging initiative at all levels, the Subsystems Make Center manages customer commitments through quality, cost, and schedule execution. The Subsystems Make Centers goal is to achieve No Doubt solutions and instill confidence in our customers by providing consistently reliable products.

Job Summary:

Raytheon Tucson is searching for an enthusiastic, talented professional who is seeking a results-driven professional to drive high-impact project execution as well as project portfolio management to build continuous improvement. The successful Value Stream Leader (VSL) candidate will report to a Value Stream Manager and be responsible for the development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives through coaching and teaching in the factories, collaborating with key support staff personnel and other Mission Area stakeholders to deliver measurable performance improvement. Responsibilities includes support for tactical business metric and strategic business metric need analysis, opportunity identification, realization and risk mitigation, development of teams and leaders, resource prioritization, project selection and execution to achieve sustainable results and transformational business impact.


This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas. The candidate must be capable and willing to work extended hours (when required) in a fast-paced deadline based environment.

Theres no such thing as a perfect candidate, so dont hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Leadership of:
    • Factory execution teams
    • Site interface and interactions
    • Continuous Improvement Operating Systems and project portfolio execution
    • Special projects critical to performance and strategic objectives
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to identify, prioritize and manage progress toward tactical and strategic improvement needs
  • Translating business and program opportunities and risk into measurable business impact
  • Prioritizing available improvement resources in close collaboration with business, mission areas, product and functional process stakeholders
  • Supporting employee development and talent pipeline
  • Encouraging innovative and entrepreneurial mindset centered on data based decisions and promote rapid action toward implementing solutions
  • Developing and propagating best practices; leverage benchmarking and enterprise engagement
  • Identifying systemic issues; driving to root cause and sustainable corrective and preventative actions
  • Presenting project status utilizing continuous improvement, Customer Oriented Results and Excellence operating system, business and program management tools and procedures.
Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree preferably in STEM, or additional 2 years of Manufacturing leadership experience may be substituted for each 1 year of college OR An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum of 3 years experience
  • 5 years of relevant experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Manufacturing Support Function
    • Production REA Support
    • Electro-optical-mechanical Manufacturing
    • Shop Floor Management
    • Military Unit or Operations Team Facilitation
  • Experience/Education in lean manufacturing
  • Experience leading teams
  • An active and in-scope Secret US security clearance
Qualifications we value:
  • Experience/Education with Simulation Modeling and Constraint Analysis
  • Experience/Education with factory design and workcell optimization
  • Experience/Education with project management
  • Experience/Education with discrete event simulation
  • Experience/Education with CAD software
  • Six Sigma and Lean principles/certification
  • Manufacturing process control and performance analysis
  • Statistical Quality Control
What We Offer:

Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care

Additional Details:


This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjo188072

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